Russia Is Disappearing From The World Stage

Russia’s collapse today is probable, not just possible.

Russia is already disappearing from the world economy.

The red blob on the 1970 map marked “USSR” was the world’s second-largest economy at that time; on the 2020 map it has pimpled itself to a white-blue-red floater just above China (stars on a red background). It is not even as big as Canada, which only has a quarter of the Russian population.

In 1970, the U.S. accounted for the largest share of global GDP, making up nearly…

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Barry Gander

Barry Gander

I am a Canadian born in Connecticut - two strikes against me! I love geography, history and science, and I am a top political and economic writer on MEDIUM.